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Chicago Access Network Television

Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, equipment, facilities, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. CAN TV’s five local, non-commercial channels reach one million viewers in the city of Chicago.



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Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 28, 2020
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The Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association celebrates it's 32nd Annual National Black Nurses' Day.  This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 32nd National Black Nurse's Day Celebration
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 26, 2020
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Discussion on the 2019 Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Act which requires all publicly funded Illinois schools to study the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, transgender and queer people in the history of Illinois and the United States. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Teaching LGBTQ History In Public Schools
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Candidates for the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court discuss their policies and stances in this debate forum hosted by the Civic Federation. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court Candidate Forum
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 20, 2020
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Discussion about the history of the first African-American fire company in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Black Heroes of Fire
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 19, 2020
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Elizabeth Kolbert recounts the stories of five mass extinctions throughout the history of the earth and reports on the predicted sixth extinction event, this time caused by humanity’s impact on the earth and climate. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Sixth Extinction
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 12, 2020
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Hear directly from the Cook County Judicial candidates and understand the impact these elected officials will have on the community. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Cook County Judicial Candidates Forum
Chicago Access Network Television
Feb 11, 2020
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Poet, Danez Smith, presents their new collection Homie. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith’s close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer. Smith is joined by writer and performance poet Britteney Black Rose Kapri. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Danez Smith: Homie
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Chicago City Council - Committee on Budget Meeting - February 10th, 2020
Topics: Committee on Budget Meeting - February 10th, 2020
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A public forum featuring the candidates running to fill the First District seat on the Illinois Supreme Court. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Candidates Forum
Chicago Access Network Television
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The University of Chicago Institute of Politics welcomes candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Bill Conway for a conversation on his campaign and his vision for the office of State’s Attorney. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Cook County State’s Attorney Candidate Bill Conway
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 31, 2020
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Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr will Kick-Off Black History Month with a Lecture and Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson & the Continuing Challenges of Miseducation. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: A Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 30, 2020
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This program assesses the historical context of shifts taking place over the past 100 years, provides a more detailed analysis of population change across Chicago neighborhoods from 1990 to 2016, and examines where Chicagoans who are leaving the city are going. This program was hosted by the  Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Future of Black Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 29, 2020
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Join Professor Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of African-American History at the University of Iowa for a discussion of his most recent book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Policing the Black Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 27, 2020
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Comedian Marz Timms hosts "CAN TV’s LOL! Chicago" featuring Carly Ballerini, Ricky March, Diane Corder, Marcus Shakes, Ed Towns and headliner Ryan Mason. "CAN TV’s LOL! Chicago" is a Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) original production
Topic: CAN TV’s LOL! Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 22, 2020
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A debate on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring IOP Pritzker Fellow Abdul El-Sayed and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Democrat Party
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 22, 2020
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An exploration of the overlooked stories of black women in Illinois who advocated for voting rights and stood up to the racism within the suffrage movement – past and present  - what is remembered, what is forgotten and how little has been told. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 21, 2020
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Hear from Corinne Betty Magness, Illinois Political Director for Rainbow Push Coalition, who will help us understand the impact of the Census and our rights with respect to questions asked. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: 2020 Census: Collections, Concerns, Changes
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Join photographer, historian and architecture critic Lee Bey for tour of Chicago’s South Side's Unsung Architectural Treasures This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The South Side's Unsung Architectural Treasures
Chicago Access Network Television
Jan 9, 2020
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Presidential candidate and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh discusses the future of American politics, the Republican Party, and more. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 18, 2019
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The South Shore Drill team hosts its annual Holiday performance at the Gary Comer Youth Center. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: South Shore Drill Team Holiday Show
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 16, 2019
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Sounds of the season ring out from The Chicago Bar Association Brass Ensemble at the Harold Washington Library Center. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Chicago Bar Association Brass Ensemble
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 12, 2019
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West Side United hosts an Informational Session for West Side elementary schools to apply for a chance to receive community hub services for students. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: School-based Community Hub Info Session
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Sounds of the season ring out from the Walter Payton High School “Sounds of Sweetness” at the Harold Washington Library Center. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Walter Payton High School “Sounds of Sweetness”
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 9, 2019
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Detroit has been making a comeback since the city declared bankruptcy. Who benefits from this improvement and what can Chicago learn? This program was hosted by University of Chicago Institute of Politics and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Detroit: What Worked, and For Whom
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 9, 2019
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This conversation examines myths about the “Heartland” and consider what these myths reveal about the local and the global, the urban and the rural, and the middle and periphery. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Midwest as Place
Chicago Access Network Television
Dec 5, 2019
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An address by Angela Davis on Defending Democracy and Community Control of the Police. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Rally on Human Rights
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 25, 2019
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Women veterans speak about their military experiences and post-service careers. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Women in Boots
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 22, 2019
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In advance of the November 2020 ballot question facing Illinois citizens, join the debate exploring both sides of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal to amend the Illinois State Constitution to replace the current flat tax with a graduated state income tax. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Should Illinois Adopt A Graduated Income Tax
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 19, 2019
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Authors Michael C. Dorf and George Van Dusen discuss the complicated character and the public life of politician Sidney Yates. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Sid Yates: 50 yrs of Public Service
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 18, 2019
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Hear from journalist Mohamed Abdelfattah, writer Paul Street, and activist Jay Becker about what happened in Egypt and other countries confronted by dangerous tyrants, and why we must overcome fear and doubt to rise together non-violently here before fascism has fully consolidated. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Lessons for the Resistance
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Albert Woodfox speaks to an audience about the inhumanity of solitary confinement. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Solitary Confinement
Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America 30th Anniversary Celebration
Topic: Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
Chicago Access Network Television
Nov 11, 2019
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The University of Chicago Office for Military-Affiliated Communities hosts a panel discussion and presentation on service-connected injuries and the impact on veteran’s life, work and families. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Honoring the Hurt
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 30, 2019
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The Guild Literary Complex hosts a poetry reading that explores the idea that social, emotional, and intellectual control are necessary for public safety, rehabilitation, and justice. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: Incarcerated: Stories, Poetry and Perspectives
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The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability’s 2019 Fiscal Symposium brings a cross-section of legislators together to discuss their experiences and the future of equitable policies. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topics: CTBA 2019 Fiscal Symposium: Race, Politics and Policy
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 25, 2019
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Author Peter Pero pays tribute to the working men and women of Italian Chicago who have built the city, brick-by-brick. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: How Italian Labor Shaped Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 23, 2019
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Public Narrative partners come together with journalists who cover our region to celebrate the stories that made a difference in our lives. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Studs Terkel Awards
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DePaul University College of Education hosts a panel to discuss the impact of anti-immigrant & anti-black rhetoric & policies on students. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Supporting Our Students
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 21, 2019
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of American politics, the Democratic Party, and more. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 17, 2019
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Former U.S. Secretary of State joins David Axelrod in a conversation on the issue that the United Nations has called “the greatest ever threat to human rights”: climate change. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Confronting Climate Crisis
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 10, 2019
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Over 30 organizations unite in their demand that government officials declare a climate emergency. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Youth Climate Strikers
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 4, 2019
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UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs hosts a conversation on how to create inclusive, sustainable and well-designed places for all. Panelists include University of Michigan’s Robert Fishman and Douglas Kelbaugh. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Craft of City Design
Chicago Access Network Television
Oct 1, 2019
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The Cook County Health Foundation's Annual Gala and Awards Event raises awareness for building better futures for those living with heart disease and diabetes. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Cook County Health Foundation
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 25, 2019
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Emerging poets from across Chicagoland compete in an audience-judged reading contest hosted by the Guild Literary Complex. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 23, 2019
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Comedian Marz Timms hosts "CAN TV’s LOL! Chicago" featuring Adrienne Brandyburg, Jake West, Matt Riggs, Samantha Berkman, Shannon Noll and headliner Warren B. Hall. "CAN TV’s LOL! Chicago" is a Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) original production.
Topic: CAN TV's LOL! Chicago
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 11, 2019
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts a program in Chicago to learn more about their urgent work to keep Holocaust memory alive in a challenging world. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2019 Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon
Chicago Access Network Television
Sep 11, 2019
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White Sox historian Richard Lindberg provides an inside glimpse of the Black Sox scandal, its aftermath and its tragic impact on the Southside team. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 100th Anniversary of the Black Sox Scandal
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 28, 2019
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Chicagoans rally in response to the racist actions and violence that people of color and various religious denominations have endured in El Paso, Dayton, and elsewhere. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Let’s Fulfill the Dream Together Rally
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 27, 2019
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The 2019 Business Leadership Institute will focus on leadership through the eyes of women. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Women in Leadership
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 25, 2019
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Michael Grice interviews Barry Taylor, the Vice-President of the Civil Rights Team at Equip For Equality. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: disability
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 22, 2019
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Discussion on leadership, finding talent, leading change, and sharing what’s top of mind to incoming leaders. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Leading Change for Chicago and Illinois
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 15, 2019
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Clifton Redmond is an Irish poet and a member of The Carlow Writer’s Co-operative and has had poems published in literary journals in Ireland and internationally. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Poet Clifton Redmond
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KAN-WIN hosts a commemoration for the victims and survivors of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 7th Global Action Day for Justice for Comfort Women
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 8, 2019
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Journalists tell the story of Race and Ethnicity in Chicago. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Covering Race and Ethnicity
Chicago Access Network Television
Aug 6, 2019
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The Metropolitan Planning Council hosts a conversation on access to environmental goods, self-sufficient food and herbal medicine, violence, history, exclusion, and co-creating public space. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Race and Place in Urban America
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In 1919, Chicago exploded in a firestorm of racial violence. In this colloquium, Prof. David Bates recounts the ways that Chicago’s black and white workers responded to those eight bloody days. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Race Riot of 1919
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 25, 2019
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Susan Aarup interviews Michael Grice, Angela Lacy & Jazmine Coates about the Chicago Disability Activism Collective. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: disability
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 24, 2019
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Marine war veteran and National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman presents his new memoir Places and Names, an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: Elliot Ackerman: Places and Names
Chicago Access Network Television
Jul 11, 2019
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Revisit the legacy of Viola Spolin and Paul Sills and their significant influence on Chicago and the national theater community. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: A Tribute to Viola Spolin and Paul Sills
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 28, 2019
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Historian Kathleen Skolnik highlights Chicago in the Roaring 20s at this event hosted by Friends of Historic Second Church. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: Celebrating the Roaring 20s
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 27, 2019
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TR4IM hosts a conference that explores historical trauma, identity and proactively positions the community to not just survive but thrive. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: 2019 Trauma Conference
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 25, 2019
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The City of Chicago salutes LGBTQ Veterans. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Salute to LGBTQ Veterans
Chicago Access Network Television
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UIC’s Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy hosts a discussion on how experiences of racial discrimination and inequities affect American Indians in Chicago. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: The State of Racial Justice for American Indians in Chicago
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The Lincoln forum hosts a discussion on how our communities can contribute to help solve Chicago’s epidemic of violence. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: A City in Crisis
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The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago presents the 2019 Robert F. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture series featuring Seattle University School of Law Associate Professor Dean Spade.This program was recorded by CAN TV
Topic: Solidarity Not Charity
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 14, 2019
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Friends of the Children Chicago hosts a panel of experts that share the latest thinking on innovative ways to help change the story for Chicago's most vulnerable youth. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: The Power of Early Intervention
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Steven Levitsky discuss how democracies thrive and decline and the implications for U.S. at this event hosted by The Chicago Center on Democracy at the University of Chicago.  This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: How Democracies Die: An Interview with Steven Levitsky
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 12, 2019
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The Chicago History Museum commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, by taking a closer look at Chicago changemakers and the LGBTQIA liberation movement. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Quiet as a Riot
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 11, 2019
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The Metropolitan Planning Council hosts a discussion on the current sustainability of commuting in the Chicago region and what can be done to improve it. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: How Green Is Your Commute
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Poets and writers from family homeless shelters throughout Chicago present work developed through the Horizons Writing Program, an initiative of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless: Horizons Writing Showcase
Chicago Access Network Television
Jun 6, 2019
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Discussion on what the new mayor should understand about community and ethnic media in Chicago and the role community plays in supporting institutional media. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: A Memo to the Mayor about Community Media
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A panel of professionals discuss the future of clean energy jobs for Chicago & Illinois. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: environment
Chicago Access Network Television
May 29, 2019
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Chicago City Council Mayoral Press Briefing held on May 29, 2019.This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
Topic: Chicago City Council Mayoral Press Briefing
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Bril Barrett of M.A.D.D. Rhythms hosts a discussion on Chicago's tap dancing history. Joining Bril is Peggy Sutton, daughter of legendary tap performer Tommy Sutton. This program was produced by CAN TV.
Topic: local arts
Chicago Access Network Television
May 25, 2019
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Joel Margolis interviews Alexander Brown, the Executive Director of Friedman Place. This program was recorded by CAN TV.
Topic: disability